Application of Analytical Chemistry in the Production of Liquid Biofuels

  • Sílvio VazJr.
  • Jennifer R. Dodson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 27)


Analytical techniques are vital for the development of new added-value materials and products from biomass, such as liquid biofuels, by evaluating the quality and chemical composition of the raw materials and all materials and byproducts in the production process. This also enables the evaluation and implementation of environmental laws and better understanding of the economics of new biomass processes. Different analytical techniques are applied to different biomass feedstocks, such as sugarcane, soybean, corn, forests, pulp and paper, waste and agricultural residues, dependent on the final end biofuel product. This chapter highlights how the use of analytical chemistry can be used as a tool to ensure quality and sustainability of the biomass and liquid biofuels, with, some aspects of green analysis also considered.


Differential Scanning Calorimetry Sugarcane Bagasse Sweet Sorghum International Energy Agency Clostridium Acetobutylicum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)BrasiliaBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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